Genevieve, my princess, what are you up to this month?
Your favorite thing to do right now is play with your “rubber band dolls.” You have little princess dolls and Polly Pocket dolls that you just can’t get enough of. The first thing you do, of course, is to take of all of their clothing! Then you love to just sit and dress them all up. You will play with them all day long! You talk to them and lately you have started to have them interact with each other in whatever ways your imagination can conjure up!
We set up a tent in the living room for you and you really like to go inside it and play. The other day I watched you in there, all snuggled up, reading your Rapunzel book. It was so cute to watch you looking at the pictures and telling the story. I got the video camera and filmed you but as soon as you saw the camera, you refused to read anymore!
You are still a strong willed little girls. You are very opinionated about what you wear and will still only wear a little summer dress when we are home! Once in a while you will let me put a bow in your hair now. Sometimes you ask for pig tails. You look so different with your hair up, especially since it is such a rare occurrence!
We took you to see a children’s theater production of Cinderella last weekend. You were so excited when I told you about it and you asked me what dress did I think Cinderella would like for you to wear! You loved watching the show and behaved like a little lady. You were so serious; it was like you didn’t want to miss a thing. After the show we were able to meet the characters and take pictures with them. You would only take a picture with Cinderella and her stepsisters. You liked their dresses. 🙂
You are so much fun Genevieve. You keep us laughing all day. You are also quite a handful. You certainly don’t make things easy for us! We resort to bribery quite a bit with you! You like to climb on the furniture and get into all kinds of trouble. You even climb up on the dining room table. When I see you, you lift your hands up and start to sing halelujah! You know that I won’t make you get down if you do that!
A few weeks ago, you were playing and I heard you say, “Oh, heck!” So I explained to you that was not a very nice word to say. You continued to play with your toys while you answered, “well, God gave me lips so that I can talk!” You are too smart for your own good! You are very quick like your daddy!
Last week you were the only child who came to music class, so instead you had your very first piano lesson. It looked like you and Miss Janet had a lot of fun in there. In the middle of the lesson, you ran out of the room and we had to convince you to go back in. You feel very comfortable at the music school. When you are there you run around, sit at the front desk and act pretty crazy. We have been practicing piano every day since your lesson. You are getting especially good at playing the black keys in groups of two and three.
It is so much fun being your mommy. I feel so blessed. I have been recording all of the things that I am grateful for and when I read them back they are always all about you and Charlotte! You are my world and I wouldn’t have it any other way.